Wedding Chicks

Laid back Sophisticated Wedding

beautiful bride with bouquet by Judy McAuley @weddingchicks

Filled with lush florals and funky pops of sapphire blue, Chris and Karen's laid back sophisticated wedding day was a day to remember! Not only was it on Pi day, but the classic details that make it so fabulous are sure to make you swoon!
To see even more of this gorgeous day, be sure to check out all of the photos by J Wiley Photography when you visit the full gallery here.

Badgley Mischka wedding shoes @weddingchicks

wedding date hanger @weddingchicks

white and blue boutonniere @weddingchicks

For The Love of Pi

From J Wiley Photography: One cute detail I really enjoyed was that the couple was married on "Pi Day" (3.14.15) and incorporated their date into the wedding dress hanger, and made reference to the symbolism of the date in their vows.

groom in royal blue @weddingchicks

royal blue and grey ring bearers @weddingchicks

grey blue bridesmaids @weddingchicks

thistle and rose bouquet @weddingchicks

Google To The Rescue!

From the Bride: We did all of the pre-planning ourselves and used GoogleDrive to keep track of all of our inspiration boards, budgets, vendor lists, guest lists etc.  

It allowed us to share the planning with each other from the start, and to keep track of everything through the whole process. I don’t think we could have stayed so organized without it. 

wedding programs in blue @weddingchicks

outdoor wedding ceremony @weddingchicks

sealed with a kiss @weddingchicks

Easy Going & A Touch of Class

From J Wiley Photography: Chris & Karen's wedding was full of subtle style and casual elegance.  The setting of the Santa Barbara Historical Museum struck the perfect balance of laid-back sophistication.From the Bride: We used the natural look of the venue as much as possible and the early springtime helped aid in the natural ambiance of the venue. We both really love older styles from the 50s to 70s. Lots of art-deco touches, when combined with the rustic wine barrels, make for a great mix.

savory wedding appetizers @weddingchicks

wedding music @weddingchicks

wedding wine @weddingchicks

wedding tea and lemonade @weddingchicks

Rethinking The First Dance

We picked a pretty long song for our first dance, Major Lazer - Get Free, it has a lot of great memories for us even before our wedding day, but somehow neither of us really realized how long it was until we were dancing, and dancing - had we realized it before our wedding day, I think we would have shortened it a bit!

chalkboard table number @weddingchicks

outdoor patio reception @weddingchicks

olive oil favor and escort cards @weddingchicks

first wedding dance @weddingchicks

Kick Off & Kick Up Your Heels

We picked this venue because we really enjoy Santa Barbara and the natural surrounding... and also because we could do a lot of things ourselves. Oh, and our DJs and the dance party they helped build were a huge point of emphasis when planning the wedding.

wooden mr and mrs cake topper @weddingchicks

dessert table @weddingchicks

Prepare to be in love love love when you watch the video below, filmed by Redmond Digital Media!

https://vimeo.com/124378626

ServiceVendor
PhotographersJ Wiley Photography
Coordinators & StylistsHive Events
Associate PhotographerMary Costa
FashionSarah Seven
BeautyTrendee King
Cakes & CateringLorraine Lim
Lighting & EntertainmentBella Vista
DJDart DJ
Groom & His MenSuit Supply
CinematographyRedmond Digital Media
FlowersJudy McAuley, the bride’s sister